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A rash of trailers all over the BBC.
But none of them are funny.
That's the minimum I expect from a book!
*big toothy grin* :D :D :D :D
Is that book good?
I don't know, they pages won't turn!
I quite like him. He's not hilarious but some of his observations are quite funny. He's so unabashedly middle class too.
he doesnt pretend to be something he's not. also, i like jokes about muswell hill and the underground.
when he talks about it.
He was very funny then, I still find some of his material good now but sometimes i want to stamp on his throat.
because his stand up is very funny.
its bbc1 tho so all the rude (i.e. funny) bits will be taken out.
but I'm willing to accept this plausible explanation in the interim
He was pretty funny.
it was the least funny observation ever. and to me, he is dead now. if you can't take the piss out of nationality then you don't deserve to be a comedian.
it's the word "my" and it fits in thusly...
"...can't take the piss out of *my* nationality then you don't deserve..."
Frankie Boyle's (albeit sometimes predicatble) self-deprecating stuff renders all jokes about Scotland obsolete.
He was really funny, and a really nice guy afterwards.
I still chuckle at the memory of his routine about never recognising your own mobile phone number when someone reads it back to you using a different rhythm.
just another panel member trying to stretch things out a bit
his stand up routine is very funny.
other than yourself, that is
I like Larry David, Ross Noble, sometimes Bill Bailey, Rich Hall, sometimes Ricky Gervais, Russell Brand
and has a face which looks so punchable it's unreal.
it's about 80%+ "they're shit"
i guess disers just aren't into comedy
That is why I am a misanthrope.
that's quite good, is that a Michael McIntyre one?
I don't. Agree with keiths_tele.
I mean, just look at it.
i dunno, just seems like this place is a hive of negativity with comedy
as such, DiS is not my barometer for comedy talent.
Fools are all eating hummous. Fools know nuffink.
I guess some DiSers just aren't that into reading things.
But I missed this one coming. He was on an episode of '8 out of 10 cats'. He wasn't very good, IMHO, and I had never seen or heard of him before.
2 weeks later, my Dad, sister and Uncle all had his DVD. The fastest selling (comedy?) DVD ever according to the reprinted cover.
HOW DID I MISS THIS?!!!???? WHERE DID HE COME FROM??!??!
and he exploded from there. He's probably spread himself a bit thin on tv since but go see him do his stand up live and he's a very engaging performer. A bit more risque than his tv stuff too.
- Peter Kay
- Jimmy Carr
- Lee Evans
He's run out of ideas. That Geraldine thing was one of the worst pieces of tv I've ever seen.
Worse that the episode of Corrie where that lass met up with an evil man from the interwebs and they played a Massive Attack song (teardrop?) as the soundtrack. Ruining the song for me for all time.
Paul Kaye, Phil Kay, or Phil Cool are all funnier nowadays.
EVERYONE EVER GOES CRAP
GARLIC BREAD GARLIC BREAD GARLIC BREAD GARLIC BREAD GARLIC BREAD
The North, eh?! Did he mention he's from THE NORTH !!
When he first came out I thought his whole bingo-culture stuff was quite funny in a can't-remember-the-phrase-for-when-you-take-the-piss-out-of-something-but-quite-like-it-despite-yourself kind of way, but since then he's just revealed himself to be a horrendous throwback.
"Do you remember your Dad dancing at weddings? And wet-playtime?" XD XD XD
he was initially quite funny (bits of Phoenix Nights is funny still), but he quickly revealed himself to be this terrible one trick pony nostalgia-fest for people from the north west to laugh at (themselves). I'VE BEEN TO BLACKPOOL TOO!!!1eleven!1
me and my brothers spent the whole of my sisters wedding doing the "walking onto the dancefloor" thing. still funny.
stop being so serious.
can't understand how you would fail to find him funny.
'Did I need that?!' - brilliant
but thought he was desperately unfunny and overshadowed by pretty much any other contestant on the panel shows he's on
i don't really understand why someone who makes jokes that would be sub-standard at the pub can be so popular
watch his stand up, its much better
You need to spend yourself a day drawaing comedy willies on the Observer. Then we'll show you what sub-standard for the pub is.
You know who else does a great stand-up routine? Rhys Darby.
ha ha, I mean honestly, your actual sex! On fire! Hello? 999?
WOoooooooah! My sex is on Fire!
(laughing at himself between ever world)
SRSLY, SORT IT OUT!
HE'S A NIGHTMARE!
McIntyre himself, or all the "people" who think he's amusing
no, i am sure: McIntyre
Funny looking! Amarite?!?
I've given up on telling people why I hate MM, I just leave the room instead.
so you put your hand in the bread bag, and there's only end pieces left? So then you say "no, i won't have some toast"
*flops fringe back and forth excitedly*
the comedians do some stand up which is obviously scrupulously scripted and rehearsed but is meant to appear to be spontaneous comic riffs on topics such as "silly sounds you don't want your dog's bum to make" and "silly things you don't want your gynaecologist to say."
All of his riffs consisted of him assuming three or more different characters and acting them out. I found him to be a sort of Richard Pryor lite, only too white, too middle-class and too flavourless (the unholy trinity of comedy, if you will) to be anywhere near as good as Pryor. Fair enough; we wouldn't compare Michael Bay with Orson Welles, because although sharing the same trade they aim(ed) for different things.
The problem is that he's in the harsh position of being Britain's best-selling stand-up comedian. Britain's. As a nation, we shit on success and wipe our arse with achievements. Unless it's our own. For me, he embodies what's wrong with stand-up comedy, and comedy in general, these days. Simply put, he substitutes wackiness for comedy. If I wanted silly faces I'd walk around the streets of London. If I want genuinely funny people I'll watch some Bill Bailey or Garth Marenghi. But I suppose he's helping keep people interested in the art of stand-up, so in a sense his success is a Good Thing. I don't think he's the worst comedian ever as some on here seem to be implying; he's just inoffensive and sort of annoying.
That was my serious answer.
My comedy answer would be:
TYRE?! HE HAS A TYRE IN HIS NAME!?? THAT'S WHEELY EXCELLENT!11!!
It's just picking up on things that everyone can relate to but haven't been done before. Like Peter Kay. Peter Kay's observations were also hilarious, especially on the 'second' tour.
Bill Bailey is a naturally funny man, people like him don't usually fare as well in the old stand-up comedy game though. I suppose they're too genuine.
If you're not big on Kay, you won't like 'Tyre. But like you say, everyone can relate to it so it sells. He's made some money doing what he likes. Fair play.
Do you like George Carlin?
The ones that adopt a little persona for every single joke they ever utter.
doesn't give much of a fuck whether people like him or not, as long as he remains on TV. And because he threw a massive wobbler because he thought Jim Davidson had nicked one of his gags.
OK, I'm going off him.
Russell Howard has become a wankstain though. All that 'tell a joke, then act it out immediately afterwards because you are too stupid to understand it' shit gets really fucking depressing when he does it every single time. With a boogly eye.
Whimsical, well executed, and funny.
As for the rest...i'll take it or leave it.
I really hate him, he's just so... slimy!
giggle giggle, floppy hair, titter
i'm undecided on him really but he has his moments.
very funny. About a million times funnier than Bill Bailey who was absolutely woeful.